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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17th & originates with Irish culture & heritage. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. This holiday can be traced back to the early 17th century. The date of March 17th is believed to be the date of Saint Patrick's death, which is why it was chosen as the day to honor him.

Over time, St. Patrick's Day evolved from a religious feast day into a celebration of Irish culture, heritage, & identity. Today, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with parades, festivals, wearing green attire, traditional Irish music & dance, & the consumption of food & drink. It's a day for people of Irish descent & those who simply love Irish culture to come together in camaraderie & celebration.

The Story of Saint Patrick

The story of Saint Patrick is a tale of faith, resilience, & mission. Born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, Saint Patrick, originally named Maewyn Succat, was kidnapped by Irish raiders at the age of 16 & was taken in as a slave. During his captivity, Patrick found solace in his faith & began to deepen his spiritual connection through prayer & meditation.

After six years of enslavement, Patrick escaped & returned to his homeland, where expanded on his spirituality & underwent religious training. In a vision, he felt called to return to Ireland to share his beliefs, despite the dangers & challenges he would face. Despite the hardships, he persevered in his mission, he eventually became the patron saint of Ireland.

A Prayer for Today

"On this blessed day,

Let us come together in gratitude for the light & guidance of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. 

May we honor his legacy of faith, courage, & compassion,

As we celebrate the rich tapestry of Irish culture & spirituality.

May we embrace the spirit of unity, love, & kindness that Saint Patrick exemplified,

Spreading joy & blessings to all we encounter.

May we remember the sacredness of the land, the resilience of the Irish people, & the beauty of our shared humanity.

Blessings to all on this auspicious day."

Irish Blessings & Proverbs to Live By

  • “May your pockets be heavy & your heart be as light as a song.”

  • “May good luck pursue you each morning & night.”

  • “May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.”

  • “The amount of good luck coming your way will depend on your willingness to act on it.”

  • "A good laugh & a long sleep are the two best cures for anything."

  • "May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty."

  • "A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth."

  • "You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind."

  • "A man is not where he lives, but where he loves."

  • "It is in the shelter of each other that the people live."

  • "A friend's eye is a good mirror."

  • "Better good manners than good looks."

  • "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have."

  • "There is no fireside like your own fireside."

  • "A good beginning is half the work."

Welcoming Luck

  • Wear Green: A staple in the celebration of this day, wearing green welcomes new beginnings & attracts good fortune. The color green symbolizes growth, renewal, & vitality.

  • Clover Searching: Go “hunting” for a 4-leaf clover to welcome love, luck, faith, & hope. The traditional belief is that finding a four-leaf clover brings good luck to the person who discovers it. This can be a fun activity to do as well as beneficial, as it allows one to ground & spend time connecting with nature.

  • Horseshoe: Hang one in the home by the front door or bedroom door. They are believed to ward off bad luck, malignant energy, & evil spirits.

  • Find a Coin: While you are out & about today, keep your eye out for a coin, even if it is simply a penny. This is a sweet symbol of good luck & abundance coming your way.

  • Spent Time in Nature: Take a walk through a park or nature & appreciate the beauty of the outdoors. Look for signs of spring, such as budding flowers & chirping birds, & feel connected to the renewal & growth of the season.

  • Perform Acts of Kindness: Spread joy & positivity by performing random acts of kindness for others. Whether it's buying someone a cup of coffee, leaving a kind note for a neighbor, or donating to a charitable cause, small gestures can make a big difference in someone's day.

Crystals for Today

Choose crystals that align with the themes of luck, abundance, & renewal such as …

  • Green Aventurine: A stone known for its association with luck & abundance. It's often used to attract prosperity & good fortune. It also promotes emotional well-being & optimism.

  • Emerald: A gemstone that embodies the lush greenery of Ireland & is associated with luck, love, & prosperity. It's believed to open the heart chakra & bring balance & harmony into one's Life.

  • Tiger’s Eye: A powerful crystal known for its grounding & protective properties, helping to bring balance & stability to the mind & emotions. Its golden hues inspire courage & confidence, making it an excellent stone for enhancing self-esteem & manifesting.

  • Jade: Known for its protective & lucky properties. Jade is associated with abundance, harmony, & prosperity. It's believed to bring good luck & strengthen one's connection to the earth.

  • Moss Agate: A stone that embodies the energy of nature & growth. Often used to attract prosperity, promote healing, & connect with the energy of the Earth. Is also believed to bring balance & stability to one's life.

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